Excluding refugees from the right to work as private security providers simply because they are refugees will inevitably foster a climate of xenophobia which will be harmful to refugees and inconsistent with the overall vision of our Constitution. As a group that is by definition vulnerable, the impact of discrimination of this sort can be damaging in a significant way. In reaching this conclusion it is important to bear in mind that it is not only the social stigma which may result from such discrimination, but also the material impact that it may have on refugees.
Mcebisi Skwatsha, who is recovering after being knifed at a party meeting last week, told The Times yesterday that the ANC desperately needs to stop the back-stabbing within its ranks. Skwatsha, the ANC provincial secretary, was stabbed in the neck at a party meeting in Worcester last week.BACK TO TOP